Faux Forsythia Branches

2 Materials
2 Hours

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You are probably thinking I am on a paper kick lately. I shared my tutorial on how to make paper peonies (to view the tutorial DIY PAPER PEONIES and now tissue paper forsythia. It amazes me how pieces of paper can look a certain way by cutting and shaping. Here is my tutorial on how I made forsythia branches.

The items I used were:

  • yellow, green and brown tissue paper
  • 1 kleenex
  • brown and green floral tape
  • scissors
  • branch from your yard

Cutting the patterns

Taking the yellow tissue paper, I cut 32 petal shapes. I cut several layers at a time by folding it several times (like a paper fan) then cut a petal shape out of the tissue.

Still using the yellow tissue paper I cut 32 thin pieces and twisted them into a toothpick shape.

Taking the green and brown tissue paper I cut 10 petal shapes out of both.

Making the flower

  1. Taking 4 yellow petals, 1 toothpick shape and the green floral tape
  2. I place two petals together, added the toothpick shape on top and two more petals
  3. Pinched together and wrap around tightly with the floral tape to hold together
  4. Cutting off any yellow parts showing. Do this 32 times

Making the flower buds

  1. Take a green, brown or yellow petal shape
  2. Tear a piece of Kleenex and form a ball
  3. Place on top of petal and wrap around the Kleenex ball
  4. Twist the ends
  5. Wrap brown floral tape around the long part of the bud

Making the leaves

  1. Taking the green tissue paper and cut 10 leaf shapes
  2. One at a time taking the leaf pinching the bottom and wrapping green floral tape around to form a leaf

Putting the flower, buds and leaves on the branch

  1. Using the brown floral tape
  2. Wrapping the floral tape around the branch adding items one by one

Take a look at my DIY branch next to a branch I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

I disconnected my branches to place in a little polka dot vase.

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